Big Society - The Musical
'Big Society - The Musical' a feature length production being produced exclusively on Merseyside by First Take.
First Take are looking for ordinary people, performers, dancers, singers, musicians, extras and production assistants, young or old, to come and get involved in a shoot where over 150 people will perform on a closed street on Merseyside.
First Take, based in Liverpool, is an award-winning not for profit filmmaking organisation specialising in working with diverse communities, young people and on artistic collaborations, producing edgy, authentic, untold and often complex stories. It aims to create films to impact on people's lives, their understanding and perceptions and push the boundaries of filmmaking. Recognised as one of the key media organisations in Liverpool, First Take contributes greatly to the cultural status of the city.
"Big Society – The Musical" is a born and bred Liverpool story, layered with insights into Merseyside city life. One woman’s personal journey becomes a foil for society’s journey as we unfold a story of our people and our emotions, in a time of recession. Spliced into the film are scenes shot at Liverpool Gay Pride parade, of Buskers on Bold Street, Trade Union marches and of street performance's as we use real events to articulate the narrative of the cities cultural scene.
In association with Granby 4 Streets, First Take are announcing the opportunity for members of the community to get involved in the production of the films largest musical scene taking place on Cairns Street Toxteth on Sunday 10th June 2012, 9-6pm.
Extras for this scene will be required to sing along to the films key musical number as well as partake in some minor choreography.
Anyone who is 17 or over and who is interested in appearing as an extra in the film please contact Nicola or Jenny via email on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject matter BSTM. Please include your name, address, age and why you want to get involved
Pastel and Dark Colours but NO block Primary colours, NO RED and NO logo's or large branding. You can however wear little 'pops' of bright colours such as a brightly coloured scarf, pocket hanker chief, bracelet, hat or other accessory.
We are also looking for a small number of people to work on this shoot as production assistants. You will be required to attend a production meeting prior to the shoot and you will be given specific duties including managing the street closure borders, managing large groups of extras, supporting the work of the production crew and dealing with enquiries from the general public on the day. Production Assistants are vital members of the production crew and you must be a well organised and responsible individual. If you are interested please contact Jenny or Nicola on email@example.com and explain why you feel you are suited to the role.
All contributors will receive free of charge refreshments from locally sourced food vendors throughout the day.
To know more about the project visit: www.first-take.org/bigsocietythemusical
These roles are offered on a voluntary basis. However, you will receive a contract detailing your contribution, a credit on the film and it is a fantastic opportunity for you to work alongside a talented cast and crew as part of a large community musical production. There will be local press and promotional coverage on the day.